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Sep 21, 2010 2:05am PDT
. abc news found lynn walter, one of the contractors hired by an inventory company. they gave him written instructions detailing this assignment. you should simply act like a regular customer while making these purchases. there must be no mention of this being a recall of the product. run in, find the product, make your purchase, and run out. >> usually, the only thing that was said was, that's quite a bit of motrin, what are you going to do with that? and i said, i'd like to purchase this motrin. >> reporter: walter's concerns eventually made to it congress. initially at the hearings a johnson & johnson executive said they weren't behind this. that they were simply doing an audit to find out where these faulty pills had ended up. >> i don't believe there was any intent to mislead or hide anything. >> reporter: but e-mails obtained by abc news reveal senior executives at johnson & johnson subsidiary mcneil coordinated the $400,000 secret motrin purchase program from the very beginning. they wrote, "do not communicate to store personnel any information about this product. simply vi
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
will be needed. emily schmidt, abc news. >> the beginning of the story, emily said earl was a category 4. right now it is a 3. just to keep that in mind, it always changes. when it does we'll keep you posted. >>> the red cross is ready to respond anywhere anytime. the relief organization learned powerful lessons after hurricane katrina which devastated the gulf coast. the lessons might now pay off, if earl makes landfall in the united states and turns out to be a serious storm. september is national preparedness month. one interesting footnote, maryland is subject to every natural disaster except for one, which is a volcano. >> of all people up and down the east coast, keeping on close eye on earl, aaa doesn't expect major travel problems over the holiday weekend. if the storm stays away, aaa estimates that about 90% of marylanders will still hit the road friday, but if earl gets too close it will change things dramatically. >> it will impact travel and traffic and what you do when you get to your holiday destination if you're planning to go to the beach. the good thing is sometimes once the hu
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 6:30am EDT
impossible. still, they will review security procedures. linda so, abc 2 news. >> remember to stay with abc 2 news and abc2news.com for the latest developments on this story. when you get to our web site, you'll find a number of pictures and video. we have raw video from the scene outside the hospital. the slide show has pictures that we captured during that scene. of course background on the history of johns hopkins hospital. all of that can be found at abc2news.com. >>> it's 6:33 right now making headlines around the nation this morning. remember that woman who gave an emotional interview after she was attacked. someone threw acid in her face but nobody knew who it was. she was her own attacker. bethany admitted to dousing herself with acid. police say her story began to unravel and she came clean during a search of her home. she canceled a planned appearance on oprah. >>> being on the cheerleading squad sounds like a really fun activity for a 6-year-old but one young cheerleader will have to hang up her pom-poms because of a move by her mother. the mom did not approve of one of the cheer
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
yesterday were vacant. we're live in downtown baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. >>> four minutes after 6:00 right now. now the union representing baltimore city firefighters is linking these fires to those on going labor concerns. local 734 sent abc2 news an e- mail. in part, it reads every baltimore firefighter on duty is currently on either calhoun street right now or kerry street in west baltimore. the mayor and city council fully fund the fire department. >> the baltimore city fire department is operating under a system of rotating closures as part of the city's overall cost cutting. >>> charges this morning in a deadly fire we told you about last night in columbia. a 34-year-old man named damon white stabbed his ex-wife before intentionally setting a fire. he is charged with homicide and arson. white is in critical, but stable condition this morning. when he is released, he will be taken into police custody and charged. >>> baltimore county family hopes craigslist will help provide some answers for them in a critical injury of a loved one. bobby rose was the victim of a hit-and-run
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
with the discovery hostages tomorrow right here on abc7 at 4:00. >>> leon, the district may soon have a new mayor. vincent gray beat mayor fenty. eichhorn -- sam ford has details from both camps. >> we are outside the d.c. board of elections, which last night declared vincent gray the winner over adrian fenty. there are some questions. clearly, vincent gray said he is not going to make any personnel announcements until he is actually elected in november. it was 1:30 this morning when vincent gray was finally able to declare victory. >> it is time we come together as one city. >> to a crowd who had no sympathy towards the loser, adrian fenty. they sang, "hey, hey, good- bye." >> we willingly accept the vote of the majority. as i said, we made a lot of tough political decisions. >> among them was the choice of schools chancellor michelle rhee, who is very unpopular with much of gray's base. no one would be surprised if he leaves -- she leaves. said he wants to bridge the divide. >> there were a lot of people who voted for me and a lot of people who did not vote for me. >> i really thought the we we
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 2:35am EDT
stark, abc news, rockville, maryland. >>> talk about just in the nick of time. this story out of croatia. a man was stranded on his boat in a fast-flowing, rain-zone river over the weekend. after hours of trying to save him a rescuer from a helicopter dragged him off just as the boat began to sink. just moments later the boat was gone. everyone made it to land safely. lucky. >>> here is a look at your weather. another wet day in south texas. heavy rain and flooding from austin to corpus christi. wet and windy with golf ball-sized hail from ohm to milwaukee. morning frost advisories in upstate new york and new england. >> 69 in boston. 77 in baltimore. 89 in miami. dallas 90. kansas city 85. minneapolis 73. 60s in the pacific northwest. 78 in sacramento. and 81 in salt lake city. >>> this is a follow-up to an incredible story. it's an example of just unstoppable drive. a monumental accomplishment by a california man against all of the odds in front of him. >> no kidding. steve waffler has cerebral palsy but that did not stop him from climbing his way to the top of the 3,000 foot el captai
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
. miguel marquez, abc news, afghanistan. >>> the hunt continues for three men who pulled off a dramatic bank robbery in south florida. investigators got a break this weekend when the car used in the heist was found in coble gables. it began last week when three thieves burst inn a bank teller's apartment at gun point. they placed a bomb on the teller's body and forced him to withdraw a large amount of money. sources tell abc news the bomb was a fake. >>> federal authorities are looking into a landing gear problem that resulted in a very frightening flight. video taken saturday night by a passenger on a delta flight captured the moments before the plarn made an emergency landing. sparks were seen out the window when the flight from atlanta to white plains, new york, was diverted to jfk airport. the pilot was praised, as was the air traffic controller. >> you were lucky. the controller actually working that airplane last night is eight weeks away from retirement. and he's been working airplanes for 29 years. i mean, we couldn't have asked for a better person to be in that position. >> the
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 3:05am EDT
to bring in $45 million this year. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> top u.s. military commanders in afghanistan are warning that plans by a florida church to burn copies of the koran could endanger the lives of american soldiers. that warning comes amid angry anti-american protests in afghanistan. demonstrators are enraged at the announcement of the planned koran burning which will coincide with the commemoration of the 9/11 attacks this weekend. the gainesville church has been denied a permit for the bonfire but says it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charles town burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm EDT
with more with abc 2 news. stay with us. . >>> all up and down the eastern seaboard are bracing as hurricane earl continues to blaze its way toward the cold front. good evening i'm roosevelt leftwich. north carolina has declared a state of emergency tonight. pristine beaches and crash of breathtaking waivers up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. earl is expected to make his way to maryland. north carolina looks like his first stop. that's where t. j. is on hurricane earl's path a holiday weekend for many could go up in the wind. >> reporter: pristine beaches and the crash of breathtaking waves belies what millions up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. hurricane earl a massive category 3 storm looms 700 miles south southeast of cape hatteras is on track to brush against the north carolina shoreline late tomorrow or early friday more than, it will then blow northward toward new england. >> it will be faithing end to a summer. >> reporter: for those hoping to close out the summer season basking in the sun earl is a ga
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 2:05am EDT
on to its next problem, $18 billion in potential fines. matt gutman, abc news. >>> nova scotia is still in cleanup mode this morning after getting battered by tropical storm earl. >> earl was no longer a hurricane by the time it made landfall saturday morning but heavy rain and winds toppled trees, knocked out power to 250,000 people all in canada. earl is being blamed for one death, a man who drowned off of halifax while trying to secure his boat. >>> here's your labor day forecast. stormy in the middle of the country. 80-mile-an-hour winds, large hail, isolated tornados from minnesota to kansas. windy in the dakotas, montana and wyoming. heavy rain across southern texas. showers in the pacific northwest. >> 60s in seattle, billings and fargo. 71 in salt lake city. 81 in colorado springs. mostly 80s across the midwest. 78 in boston. and 88 in atlanta. >>> it looks like the san diego bay is getting a visit from the pirates of the caribbean. >> people in southern california enjoying the festival of sail this labor day weekend. more than a dozen tall ships from around the world have san d
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 2:35am EDT
election for president in 2012, than she is about this one. jonathan karl, abc news, capitol hill. >>> the military ban on gays serving openly in the military will not be lifted because of a senate vote. the lawmakers may consider a repeal of that policy after november's elections. yesterday, senate republicans blocked the democratic plan to end the military policy. it was part of a defense spending bill. >>> a prominent religious leader in atlanta denies allegations of sexual abuse. bishop eddie long is accused of using his authority to coerce two young men into having sex. the young men claim they were then given lavish trips, cars and even cash. they are now suing long, who is pastor of one of the nation's biggest baptist churches. >>> a man from western new york is on his way back to north carolina, charged with killing a police chief's daughter. michael harvey appeared before a judge in new york yesterday. harry very reportedly told police valerie hamilton died after an accidental overdose of heroin. at a church in her hometown outside charlotte. >>> eight city officials from
KOFY
Sep 1, 2010 11:30am PDT
:00 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks very much. stay with abc 7 news and abc7news.com for the latest developments on this murder investigation that has touched three bay area cities. >> in other news, a fremont woman is in custy at the san mateo county jail accused of robbing at least seven banks across the bay area. la net broussard was arrested in san fransco's hunter's point she was dubbed the constrtion worker robber because she wore a hard hat and vest during each of the holdups she used a note to rob banks in san mateo, santa clara and alameda counties. >> police in oakland announced arrest for three murders that happened over th past month. investigators think these suspects are respsible for the deaths. the most recent crime happened on saturday. the body of a 64-year-old man was wrapped in a ruand dumped on the sidewalk in the city's east side. five days earlier a man was shot in killed on an a. c. terminal in oakland. august 6th a man was killed riding on the back of a bicycle shooting at a group of people. >> firefighters rescued a dog from a burning hom
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 2:05am PDT
today on abc news. president obama proposes some new tax write-offs for businesses that invest in new plants and equipment through the end of the year. >>> also we'll get an update on the progress of construction at new york's world trade center site. nearly nine years after it was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. >>> while those 33 miners in chile wait to be rescued, members of a nasa team will discuss their recent work at the mine site. they have been helping develop a plan for maintaining all those miners' health. >>> and finally this half hour, the amazing story of a patient at a new york hospital and his nurse. >> incredible story here. when that man checked into the hospital, he never could have imagined that while there he would find something he lost a long time ago. here now is jeremy hubbard. >> i love you. >> i love you, too. >> reporter: family circumstance tore them apart. now a miraculous coincidence has brought them back together. >> you did good. >> reporter: when victor peraza came to this new york city hospital two weeks ago, a veteran nurse named wanda took note of he
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 5:30pm PDT
alfonsi, abc news, new york. >>> and as we head toward the elections in november. as you know, illegal immigration is an issue simmering throughout the country. and tonight it's front and center in the california governor's race. a former house keeper for republican candidate meg whitman of ebay fame. sought out the cameras today, and she said whitman knew she was working illegally and did nothing about it. this afternoon whitman answered. here's david wright. >> reporter: just last night in a tv debate against democrat jerry brown, meg whitman hit the immigration issue hard. >> we do have to hold employers accountable for hiring only documented workers. >> reporter: today's whitman's former house keeper and nanny for nine years, took center stage in the campaign, revealing she's an illegal immigrant. >> i feel like she has thrown me away like a piece of garbage. >> reporter: nikki diaz said whitman abruptly fired her after she announced her candidacy. >> i was very upset. i said no, you know me. >> reporter: in a state where latinos make up 20% of likely voters, illegal immigration is
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
house source tells abc news president obama found those theories deeply offensive, and all the more inappropriate to have been made so close to where the world trade center once stood. in his speech to the united nations today, president obama underlined that he wants to end the conflict with iran through peaceful means. >> the united states and the international community seek a resolution to our differences with iran. and the door remains open to diplomacy, should iran choose to walk through it. >> reporter: but just a few hours later, the iranian president seemed to slam that door shut. president ahmadinejad questioned the facts about the 9/11 attacks, referring to a coverup. he said most people believe that "some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy, and to save the zionist regime." israel. it was at this precise moment that the u.s. delegation and others walked out. the u.s. mission to the u.n. issued a statement saying "rather than representing the aspirations and goodwill of the iranian people, mr. ahmadinejad h
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 6:30pm EDT
for car naming with one record, devastating. sources familiar with the results of the test tell abc news, it's unlikely the result of the blast would have taken down any building, it would have killed more than 100. investigators believe glass and twisted metal would have formed a spray of deadly shrapnel. shahzad was today portrayed as cold blooded and calculated p. court documents say he was regularly in contact with the taliban h. exchanging information about the bomb he was building. the people in times square were lucky shahzad was incompetent. used the wrong bomb making material and faulty detonators. today we learned he was to set off another bomb if he got away with the first one but don't know where. >> pierre thomas, thank you for reporting tonight. >>> we just got a fascinating new portrait of who we are in america, how we've changed our daily lives in this recession, everything from marriage to moving. numbers from the census bureau and stories behind them from sharon a sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: the american dream of a home and family to fill it, just one of the casualties
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm EDT
. >>> you're watching the station that works for you, abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> >>> they are officially closed to swimmers as maryland braces for hurricane earl. earl is creeping towards the east coast. wyatt everhart has been keeping a close eye on this storm. he joins us with the very latest. >> it appears as though now hurricane earl is packing wind to 115 miles per hour, it will make a close pass to ocean city, to maryland, but not actually make landfall in the mid-atlantic. it will make a partial landfall in north carolina. in fact, it's already beginning to do that now. let's give you a closer look with maryland's most powerful storm. it is creeping up in to hat a was, open a coke. the storm headed due north but beginning to make a slight turn to the northeast which is exactly what we need to see in order to keep this thing just offshore of ocean city and allow ocean city to only have to deal with tropical storm force winds. here is our weather net camera there capturing a time lapse. waves getting huge down there right now, and that's really no sur
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 2:05am PDT
raddatz of abc news. >> the sanctuaries and safe havens, again, there will have to be more done about them. >> and you're putting pressure on? >> there will have to be more pressure on them, there's no question. >> reporter: especially in light of one other claim made by the captured german, that this latest plot was personally approved by osama bin laden, an indication, if true, that he is still alive and still directly involved in trying to attack the west in a spectacular way. u.s. officials say the threat is considered current and active, that intelligence officials in europe and the u.s. are in constant contact and that president obama has been fully briefed on the threat. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> and between that news and what they said in the hearings last week in front of congress, just incredibly sobering news for the world. really is scary. >> two hours i think in total for the eiffel tower. that's the world's most visited monument. >> wow. >> at this stage they haven't raised the threat level, but i think the reality we're hearing now, the word credible really makes pe
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
procedures here at hopkins. live in baltimore, linda so, abc 2 news. >> take a look at this animation. authorities say the standoff began just after 11:00 yesterday outside of room 873 of the spinal surgery wing. dr. david cohen was updating 49-year-old paul pardus on his mother's operation. authorities say he became distraught and reacted. he drew a semi automatic handgun and shot the doctor once in the abdomen at close range. neighbors of the suspect say he was a loving son. paul pardus helped take care of his mother in this home in arlington, virginia where they are from. >> he was always there for her. if she had to go in an ambulance or anything, he rode with her. he never left her side. i told her when i seen him walking her out that she had a great son. you don't find too many sons like that. >> reporter: his 84-year-old mother was identified as jean davis. the family of jean davis wanted to make sure she got the best care in the world so they made sure she came to hopkins. her other son only made sense of this saying that his brother could not bear to see their mother suffer.
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> former jet blue flight attendant steven slater claims he wasn't fired but instead quit his job. that claim follows widespread rumors that the carrier took disciplinary action against slater. the former flight attendant made a dramatic and of course headline-grabbing exit from a flight in new york by deploying the plane's emergency slide. the incident came after an argument between slater and a passenger on that flight. slater is now reported to be in talks for what else, his own reality show. >>> at least six small earthquakes have been reported in just one day in the state of oklahoma. it's the second time in less than a week that it's happened. the most recent quakes which registered on saturday range from a magnitude of 1.5 to 3.3. no injuries or damage has been reported from any of the quakes. >>> with that here's a look at your labor day forecast. severe storms in the nation's midsection. gusty winds, large hail, and isolated tornados in minneapolis, des moines, and omaha. windy from the dakotas to montana and wyoming. heavy rain across sou
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:30am EDT
as always, you can get the latest on hurricane earl on abc2news.com. we have a live web chat right now. we're showing you video behind the scenes before 4:00 this morning with joce and justin. we have the active earl. check out the web site, up-to- the-minute news on our home page and everything you need to know. just go to the weather tab and click on the hurricane center. stay with abc 2 news as more earl moves up the east coast. join us today for abc 2 news at 5:00 and 6:00 with live reports on ocean city with more tonight at 11:00. meggen? >>> it is 6:35 right now. more americans are planning to head out of town for the labor day weekend than a year ago. what remains to be seen is the big question. aaa expects 34 million people to travel at least 50 miles from their home up nearly 10% before 2009. so where are most people from baltimore headed? aaa conducted a survey. the most popular driving destinations are new york city, virginia beach, atlantic city, ocean city and philadelphia. the hurricane with that being a concern, some people at the last minute are changing their plans. >>>
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the investigation. brian kuebler, abc 2 news. >>> a rash of robberies in college park has police warning students to be careful. at least seven people have been robbed by by attackers who they say robbed college students. roosevelt leftwich is here with that story. >> the attacks have happened around college park at different times. one thing is clear, all the victims were students, the latest incident happened around 2:00 sunday morning on hartwig rode near princeton avenue. the student was approached by four people, one tackled him and another hit him and took his wallet. police say two similar attacks took place a week ago as five suspects attacked two different groups of people and robbed them. >> i guess you kind have have this mentality it's not going to happen to you but clearly it could happen to anyone and it has, so it is, it is pretty frightening. >> definitely not just give me your wallet, it's give me your wallet and let's beat you up. >> no one was injured in any of the attacks. a 15-year-old has been arrested and charged in one of the crimes but they believe there are other suspect
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 3:05am EDT
-- >> will you take responsibility? >> reporter: all we got was silence. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> there is a new theory being offered about the sinking of "the titanic." it comes from the granddaughter of the most senior officer to survive the disaster. because of a steering error. she claims it sank because the captain continued sailing instead of stopping the ship. the officer's granddaughter just made the claims public in her new book. >>> here's your thursday forecast. hail and gusty winds in southern minnesota, omaha, des moines, and kansas city. heavy rain and flooding from the dakotas to wisconsin. showers from san antonio to new orleans. thunderstorms from phoenix to el paso. >> mostly 70s from albuquerque to boise. a cool 56 in fargo. 72 in the twin cities. 82 in detroit. almost 70 in boston. 80 here in new york. a summer-like 88 in baltimore. near record highs in the southeast. >>> on this first day of fall, no less, a gargantuan discovery is upstaging the largest home in america. >> what is that, you ask? it's a mushroom of all things. it's a mammoth mushroom to sa
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 3:05am EDT
to speak to abc news. in a written statement his lawyer said, my client, the biological father, was awarded legal custody by an ohio court after consideration of all evidence. grayson is already snuggled into his role as a sibling. the vaughns' oldest son senses life is about to change. >> he said, daddy, can we go to the judges while we're here, talk to him about grayson? >> reporter: the vaughns promise to continue fighting to keep grayson part of their family. mike marusarz, abc news, new york. >>> states of emergency have been declared in minnesota and wisconsin because of record flooding. some areas in southern minnesota have been hit with tender inches of rain. a few more inches could fall overnight. more than 1,000 people had to be evacuated in western wisconsin ahead of the floods. wisconsin governors sent the national guard to help out. >>> parts of central mechanic are bracing for the 13th named storm of the season. tropical storm matthew is whipping up 45-mile-an-hour winds in the caribbean sea. it will bring heavy rain and flooding to nicaragua and honduras. >>> now to the rest
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 2:05am EDT
states. john hendren, abc news, the white house. >>> the fbi says the car used in dramatic south florida bank robbery has now been found. investigators will begin going over the car today. strapped what they said was a bomb to a bank teller's chest. then they made him withdraw a large sum of money. abc news has learned the bomb turned out to be a fake. >>> a vacation ended in tragedy for a busload of tourists from at least 12 people were killed when their bus apparently crashed into a bridge support on a joer man highway near berlin. dozens of people were also hurt. police say the bus was forced off the highway by a car which was trying to merge. the group was returning home after a trip to spain. >>> south korean automaker hyundai is recall something popular new cars. steering wheel defects in its sonata sedans forced the recall. they love 2011 models built before september 10th. no crashes or injuries have been reported. owners should take their cars to the dealer for inspection or repairs. >>> it was not the usual sunday sermon at one of the nation's largest churches. bishop eddie lon
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm PDT
, abc news, washington. >>> and after delivering today's speech, the president sat down with george stephanopoulos to talk about those tough approval polls and what will happen in november. >> my challenge and the challenge of every democratic candidate who's out there is just making sure the people understand there's a choice here. if the election is a referendum on, are people satisfied about the economy as it currently is, then we're not going to do well, because i think everybody feels like this economy needs to do better than it has been doing. >> and you can see a lot more of george's interview with the president tomorrow on "good morning america." >>> the chorus of voices grew louder today denouncing that florida pastor who plans to burn the koran on saturday. the anniversary of 9/11. and, as we told you last night, terry jones' church has only a couple of dozen members, but tonight, this is the news. not only is billy graham's son franklin trying to reach out to him, so is sarah palin. and, we have a new poll showing what americans really think and know about islam. here's t
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:30pm PDT
at the controversial sheriff at the center of the immigration storm. and that sheriff tells abc news tonight the feds should be thanking him. >>> the whistle blowers and those tainted eggs. tonight, what they saw and what they warned. >>> and, did you see the unlikely star who stood up right in the middle of the emmys this week again and again and again? tonight, she stands up right here as our "person of the week." >>> and good evening on this friday night. that unwelcome holiday guest, hurricane earl, on the move right now. monster winds and driving rains. here's the track. now moving up the coast of new england. earl reaching speeds up to 85 miles an hour today. 25 million people still in its path. here are the live pictures coming in right now. off the coast of long island, huge waves this evening, and the ocean churning. and our john berman is live in the middle of it all tonight in montauk, new york. john, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, david. well, the eye of the storm right now is about 150 miles that way, and as you can see, it's kicking up pretty serious waves here. the hig
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. we'll see. in this race, you never know what else is out there. jonathan karl, abc news, capitol hill. >>> and as you know, one flash point for opponents and supporters of president obama has been health care reform. well, mark this week because this thursday, the new law begins to take effect for american families. and a quick list now of what will happen as of this thursday. on thursday, your insurance company can no longer cancel coverage for people who are sick, or set a limit, a cap, on your lifetime benefits. your children can stay on your policy until they're 26 years old. and children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage. and tomorrow and all this week, we're going to bring you a deeper look at how each of these changes can matter in your life. >>> out west tonight, another wildfire is burn, this time in utah. it began in an unlikely location, a national guard firing range, and spread fast, people rushing out of 1,600 homes at night. clayton sandell is in herriman, utah, tonight. >> reporter: the flames came fast over the ridge, sending thousands fleei
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 2:35am EDT
by abc news, corporal jeremy morelock, also charges with murder, told army investigators sergeant gibbs was crazy, that no one could tell him no. >> you don't want to cross gibbs ever, at all. >> reporter: it is shades of vietnam, including allegations that soldiers at the base regularly use drugs, hashish laced with opium, to deal with the stress of their lives in afghanistan. >> fact is, stressful days. >> reporter: the military now confirms it is investigating the allegati allegations that the parents of adam winfield tried back in february to warn the army, that both innocent afghan civilians and u.s. soldiers were being put at risk. brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> the fallout from the merger of southwest and air tran airways could impact travel in most of the nation. southwest is buying air tran for nearly $1.5 billion. the deal opens the way for southwest to move into 37 new cities, including atlanta, and will increase its presence in both new york and boston as well. southwest says it will drop air tran's baggage fees. >> a little bit of silver lining there. >>> here's a look
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Sep 27, 2010 3:05am PDT
on the teller's body and forced him to withdraw a large amount of money. sources tell abc news the bomb was a fake. >>> federal authorities are looking into a landing gear problem that resulted in a very frightening flight. video taken saturday night by a passenger on a delta flight captured the moments before the plane made an emergency landing. sparks were seen out the window when the flight from atlanta to white plains, new york, was diverted to jfk airport. the pilot was praised, as was the air traffic controller. >> we were lucky. the controller actually working that airplane last night is eight weeks away from retirement. and he's been working airplanes for 29 years. i mean, we couldn't have asked for a better person to be in that position. >> there's more of that interview this morning coming up on "good morning america." the passengers were taken to their final destination on a bus. >>> some wisconsin residents who have been evacuated because of flooding may be out of their homes for up to a week. and at least one small community along the wisconsin river has been cut off becaus
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Sep 30, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to baltimore county people are dealing with an awful lot of water out there and now a lot of wind. abc 2 news and joce sterman is live in rosedale. how is it going out there. >> you know rosy, right now we're experiencing a bit of a call. that was not the situation earlier today. we've got some ominous clouds over here heading over by 695. but this was a reel problem spot here on poe las key highway, they shut this section of the road down today for quite a stretch because of some serious flooding. now here is the reason why. obviously this is a downhill stretch. if you're coming up from the other side of route 40 the other side of baltimore that's a downhill stretch too. all the water as it rained really intensely sort of collected in that little valley there, there was at one point a section where some rescue workers had to come out. we want to show you some of the video we shot. there was a swift water rescue team that came out earlier today. they were called out, got the boat in the flood water, luckily though they didn't have to use it which was a good thing. that water was still a reel
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Sep 28, 2010 3:05am EDT
process. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> while some areas have disappointing pumpkin crops this year due to summer heat, that is not the situation out west. >> with halloween a month away, 'tis the season of the gargantuan gourds. some of the biggest pumpkins around were on display at a festival in suburban denver. >> a south dakota man took home top honors for a giant pumpkin that weighed over 1,500 pounds. the runner-up was a 1,200-pounder. these growers say on the peak of growing season these things can grow anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds. i'd love to see a time lapse of these things as they grow. >> more news after this. hó so whiten your teeth. no coffee. [ female announcer ] crest 3d white toothpaste removes up to 80% of surface stains in just two weeks. hi. [ female announcer ] for a noticeably whiter smile. crest 3d white toothpaste. or does frizz make you start all over? get ready for a revolution. the new pantene. frizzy to smooth system. medium to thick hair absorbs up to 40% more moisture. so we customized a pro-v system that in test, outlasts the frizz point. the results
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Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
's life at the intersection of center and guilford. in baltimore brian kuebler abc 2 news. >>> she has gotten some phone calls from the ads but so far no real leads. >>> under investigation tonight a car crash involving baltimore city might have. it happened around 10:00 this morning. according to authorities the officer was northbound on rowland avenue and collided with another car heading west on cold spring lane. both were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> hazmat crews spent hours today cleaning up a spill on the city's southwest side. the acid spill forced the evacuation of about a dozen people in two different building. roosevelt leftwich is back with more. >> kelly, city fire crews have finally cleared scene of an acid spill near katon avenue. it happened before 10:00. workers inside were using hydrofluoric acid a highly deadly and toxic acid when the spill occurred. when city fire crews arrived they found a lot of acid in a very small space. >> upon the arrival they were met by employees who reported approximately 5-gallons spilled hydrofluoric aci
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Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
is to just stay away. >>> well abc 2 news christian schaefer is live in mount washington tonight, he is there keeping an eye on the jones false and all the businesses in that area are doing, gearing up for the worst. let's check in with christian. >> reporter: it seems like they have been dropping the levels a little bit, they've had to congress down the businesses in the washington millionaire. i'm standing on the smith avenue bridge, that police officer there has closed that part of the bridge down because this entire section of mount washington, d.c. is closed down, actually all these businesses back here, there is a whole foods, a coffee shop, a couple little boutique, they are closed down and closed down this afternoon because earlier, take a look at the jones false right now, you can see it is still much higher than it normally is. earlier it was even higher than that. if you can see above that wall that's false road up there, the traffic has really backed up. slow getting around. people are taking their time. some people have been coming down thinking some of these businesses
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00am PDT
america this morning. >> get more from abc news, later on "good morning america" or anytime at abcnews.com. on this tuesday, september 7th. >> growing dissatisfaction of our now poll shows americans more unsatisfied with president obama's handling of the economy, as he rolls out more proposals to boost hiring. >>> rising tensions. a top general in afghanistan says a pastor's plan to burn a koran on 9/11, a putting american troops in danger. >>> if princes harry and william are now safe from hackers, is anyone? >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm meg oliver. vinita is off this morning. the president is set to reveal another new proposal to help the sagging economy. this one would use tax breaks to benefit businesses and corporations. >> but a new abc news poll released overnight shows what a daunting challenge democrats face heading into midterm elections. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with the latest numbers. >> reporter: this poll is filled with a lot of firsts. abc news/"washington post" poll that shows 92% of
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Sep 22, 2010 2:05am PDT
today on abc news. president obama meets with dozens of state insurance commissioners today to discuss new health care policies. then the president heads to new york for tomorrow's u.n. general assembly meeting. >>> researchers say one-quarter of the nation's highways are in rough shape. a new study out this morning shows the average american motorist spends $400 a year on car repairs because of those bad roads. >>> actor kevin costner is on capitol hill today. he will testify at a security hearing on the gulf oil disaster. >>> finally this half hour, beating back bedbugs. those little suckers have literally invaded america, turning up just about everywhere now. >> homes to hotels, even clothing stores, and there are new weapons to fight the pests. barbara pinto reports from the north american bedbug summit. >> reporter: the war on bedbugs has come to this -- a first-ever national convention showcasing the latest weapons. dogs trained to detect the tiny insects and devices that kill them. basically this is how they hitch a ride? >> right, bedbugs will hitch a ride in your stuff, in you
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Sep 20, 2010 3:05am EDT
to heaven. mike von fremd, abc news, palmdale, california. >>> now to news we hate to hear in new york, a bedbug infestation has closed the flagship nike town store here in the big apple. as shoppers were turned away over the weekend after the creepy critters were discovered inside. nike is doing everything it can to eradicate the problem and expects the store to reopen soon. bedbug infestations recently closed a fifth avenue clothing store. >> my husband and i were turned away from that store, we saw the sign. scary. >>> ready, set, balance. a mass display of speed and grace. >> more than 100 competitors took to the streets of brussels to see who would be crowned belgium's fastest waiter. each contestant had to carry a tray with three glasses and a bottle of wine in one hand for one and a half miles spilling as little wine as possible. >> came in first place for the second straight year. his prize-winning tip, $500 in cash. >> that's a hard-earned tip. >> i used to be a waiter and that is hard, having spilt an entire bottle and two glasses on a couple before, on a first date. >> send
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Sep 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
will get the final say as they head to the polls today. in northwest baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. >>> the other big race, baltimore county, where democrats kevin caminetz and joseph bartenfelder are vying to win the nation for baltimore county executive. bothates were trying to -- both candidates were out yesterday trying to encourage voters to head to the polls. they are looking to take over for county executive jim smith whose term ends this year. >>> a crowded field of republicans competing for the chance to take on barbara mikulski, who is seeking her fifth term in office. 11 republican candidates are running with queen anne's county commissioner ewick wargotz. he appears to be the front runner after spending $575,000 of his own money in this election. >>> three republicans are vying to take on comptroller peter franchot. the youngest is 18-year-old brendan madigan. and 63-year-old bill campbell, the former cfo of the department of veteran affairs. armand girard, 72-year-old, former high school math teacher. that is right now who is running for the comptroller's office. >>> a
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Sep 23, 2010 2:35am EDT
. elisabeth leamy, abc news, washington. >> interesting, always a hot new trend comes out, particularly in the medical world, people jump on it for years, years down the line they study, follow up on it, always seems to be a problem that creeps up that we didn't know about what it was the hot rage everyone was going for. >> i think they're saying 90% of people who have lasik have excellent results. it is those 10% of people who have to continue wearing glasses that it's not fair, it's not good. >> it's not good, thank god for these contacts. >> underage girls lured into selling sex. >> how the sex trade put one city on the map. >>> now a look into the world of child sex trafficking here in america. suburbs, not big cities, are now the major hubs for these crimes. >> in portland, oregon, girls as young as 12 are being lured into prostitution. sharyn alfonsi investigates. >> reporter: we are on portland's 82nd avenue. they call it the tracks. police believe there are as many as 100 underage girls here, working the streets, the strip clubs, deployed to hotel rooms, rented and traded by pim
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Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
meat. no mystery. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at noon on your side. >> you need to get out. you need to get out. we have got them all out. >> ok. >> terrified tourists rushed to set of forces near a local track. chilling video of the fire that killed dozens of animals. thank you for joining us. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move.
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Sep 21, 2010 3:05am EDT
a special label. lisa stark, abc news, washington. >> certainly is interesting. could be the beginning of a lot of things in the supermarket. man on radio: mission is a go. you are good to go. so, have you made your decision yet? yeah, i think so. the wishes of thousands of children are waiting to come true. you can make it happen. find out how today at wish.org. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, the times as rough as they are right now, many families are looking for ways to cut costs around the home. just through tiny changes you can save pretty big on energy. giz wiz dick debartolo shows us new high-tech options. these things can go a long way to saving you big money on energy. >> general electric this week announced in the u.s., no more incandescent bulbs. >> wow. timely. >> exactly. hopefully everybody has switched to compact fluorescents. now when these first came out they were $25 to $35. now they're a buck or two. the newest is l.e.d. lighting. this is an l.e.d. light from c. crane. they're expensive to start, $25 to $55. >> you might have a hard time paying that much for a lig
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